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Prospect recommends: Speaking in Tongues

By Michael Coveney  

The cast: "brilliantly versatile"


Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovell, dir Toby Frow, Duke of York’s Theatre, 18th September-12th December

It goes against the current west end trend of stage versions of films (Dirty Dancing, Hairspray, Sister Act and soon Legally Blonde) to have a good movie restored to its possibly better original stage version. Australian playwright Andrew Bovell’s Speaking in Tongues was reworked as Lantana (2001), starring Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey and Anthony LaPaglia. The film is a gripping suburban thriller, laying…

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